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[PATCH v2][BUG 18093] Fix ldconfig segmentation fault with corrupted cache

ldconfig is using an aux-cache to speed up the update. It
is read by mmaping the file to a structure which contains data offsets
used as pointers. As they are not checked, it is not hard to get
ldconfig to segfault with a corrupted file. This happens for instance if
the file is truncated, which is common following a filesystem check
following a system crash.

This can be reproduced for example by truncating the file to roughly
half of it's size.

There is already some code in elf/cache.c (load_aux_cache) to check
for a corrupted aux cache, but it happens to be broken and not enough.
The test (aux_cache->nlibs >= aux_cache_size) compares the number of
libs entry with the cache size. It's a non sense, as it basically
assumes that each library entry is a 1 byte... Instead the patch below
computes the theoretical cache size using the headers and compares it
to the real size.

2015-03-11  Aurelien Jarno  <>

	[BZ #18093]
	* elf/cache.c (load_aux_cache): Regenerate the cache if it has the
	wrong size.

diff --git a/elf/cache.c b/elf/cache.c
index 1732268..bde7984 100644
--- a/elf/cache.c
+++ b/elf/cache.c
@@ -698,7 +698,9 @@ load_aux_cache (const char *aux_cache_name)
   if (aux_cache == MAP_FAILED
       || aux_cache_size < sizeof (struct aux_cache_file)
       || memcmp (aux_cache->magic, AUX_CACHEMAGIC, sizeof AUX_CACHEMAGIC - 1)
-      || aux_cache->nlibs >= aux_cache_size)
+      || aux_cache_size != (sizeof(struct aux_cache_file) +
+			    aux_cache->nlibs * sizeof(struct aux_cache_file_entry) +
+			    aux_cache->len_strings))
       close (fd);
       init_aux_cache ();

Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B       

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